Yesterday I did a Facebook Live and read the first few chapters of Lucy the Bee and the Healing Honey. My book signing/release party was supposed to be this past Saturday, so I thought it would be fun to do a virtual event.
I’d never done a live virtual event and was really nervous about it, but omg, it was SO much fun! We had a great turnout, and I ran a contest where I asked some fun bee-related questions and viewers got to guess the answers to win a prize. Each winner received a signed copy of the book, along with a real, edible honeycomb!
Back when I thought we’d be doing a book signing in the store, before, you know, chaos started happening, I found a bought a bunch of real honeycombs at Costco and scooped them up with the intention of making honeycomb appetizers for the event. Since that couldn’t happen, Penelope and I made our own snacks to eat and show the viewers.
It’s really cool to see a honeycomb up close! It gives you the chance to explore the hexagonal shapes of the bee cells, the texture, and the wax, without the danger of real live bees.
This worked out well, although once I started reading, Penelope took full advantage of my distracted state and downed like half the honeycomb and crackers off-camera. This resulted in a total honey-sugar-high and by the end of the reading she’d gone full-throttle
You can catch the replay here: Live Reading of Lucy the Bee
I promised I’d share the recipe for those yummy honeycomb snacks we made, so here it is, below. It’s simple, kid-friendly, and totally delicious. Just keep your eye on your kids and that honeycomb (unless you want a
Healthy Honeycomb Snack: Great for Kids
For this healthy, yummy snack, you’ll need:
- 1 raw honeycomb (mine was from Savannah Bee Company, and you can get them here)
- 12 crackers (we use gluten-free crackers by Simple Mills)
- 12 apple slices
- 3 tablespoons of spreadable cheese (dairy-free, cream or goat work well; we use non-dairy)
- 3 tablespoons of nut butter (or other favorite spread)
- 3 fresh mint leaves
Arrange the slices and crackers on a platter. Begin with the crackers: one at a time, add a small spread of cheese to the crackers, then a small piece of the honeycomb, and top with a small piece of fresh mint.
Next, create the apple bites: add a small spread of nut butter to the slices, then a small piece of the honeycomb, and top with a small piece of fresh mint.
That’s it! You now have a delicious, edible, and educational snack to share with your kids.
A honeycomb also works great for a party: just add the full honeycomb to a cheese board, and arrange with crackers, sliced cheese, and your other favorite toppings. Voila! It presents beautifully, and guests can make their own creations, so you’re off the hook for extra work 😉
Lucy the Bee and the Healing Honey is available for purchase! You can grab yours on Amazon, or if you’d like a signed copy, purchase one through the publisher’s website here and they will mail you a signed copy from me. Thank you so much!